Renewable resources are a requirement of today, with carbon emissions and climate change affecting each and every person on earth. The time for alternative fuel sources is upon us, and hemp has become a viable option. Hemp biofuel can replace other plant-derived biofuels that are compromising the planet and destroying resources. Not only does hemp grow faster and have a higher yield than other crops used for fuels, but it also burns cleaner and is the only alternative fuel option that actually benefits the engines it works with. Biofuels are a hot topic, but hemp is by far the strongest contender for a sustainable fuel source. Allow us to elaborate.
The Many Facets of Hemp Fuel
You probably already know at least a little bit about the promise that hemp holds. But for good measure, let’s go over a couple of Hemp’s many uses. Hemp is among the sturdiest fibers in the world, with hemp paper and clothing outlasting other materials and taking less time and resources to make. Hemp nutrition and hemp foods are rich in vital nutrients that we all need to survive. Hemp can be made into fire and pest resistant building materials, superior insulation, durable rope, and can even replace molded plastics. The hemp plant and its many parts can also be made into renewable and sustainable biofuel.
Hemp biodiesel is an ester-based oxygenated fuel derived from the oil of pressed hemp seeds. This fuel can be used in the same manner as other diesel fuels and requires no changes to the engine. Hemp biodiesel is safe to transport and handle, and is virtually non-toxic. Not to mention, when hemp fuel is burned it replaces poisonous fumes with the pleasant smell of hemp.
Hemp can also be turned into ethanol, which comes from the fermented stalk of the plant, and works in the same way as other ethanol fuels such as corn and soybean. However, when compared, hemp fully matures much faster than these other vegetables and requires far less equipment and fertilizer to grow efficiently. While corn and soybean farming are depleting the earth and destroying water sources due to run-off, hemp farming actually cleans and renews the soil, and hemp crops can thrive in low-nutrient growing conditions.
Saving the Planet?
Renewable resources are becoming a mandate by law, and hemp can provide a sustainable source of clean-burning energy. From start to finish, hemp is replenishing the world with the things we need most, offering safe and reliable options for every aspect of our lives. Hemp takes less time to grow, can grow in many climates, and leaves a remarkably smaller carbon footprint than other biofuel options. All parts of the hemp plant can be used along the way, making less waste and more provisions for all. That’s a promising plant indeed.
Maybe hemp fuels on their own can’t completely rescue the planet, but embracing hemp and all its uses will undeniably put us on the right path to harmony and sustainability.
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